Dubxanne - The Police in Dub

Tracklist

  1. Walking On The Moon (Walking On The Dub)
  2. Roxanne - (Dubxanne) - Dub Version feat. EASED FROM SEEED
  3. Can´t Stand Losing You (Can't Stand Losing Dub)
  4. The Bed´s Too Big Without You (The Bed's Too Big Without Dub) feat. Ranking Roger
  5. Driven to Tears (Driven To Dub)
  6. Message In A Bottle (Message In A Dub) feat. Earl 16
  7. Once Upon A Daydream (Once Upon A Dubdream)
  8. Spirts In A Material World (Spirits In A Dubworld) feat. Benjamin Zephaniah
  9. Someone To Talk To (Someone To Dub To)
  10. So Lonely (So Dub) feat. Big Youth
  11. Reggatta De Blanc (Reggatta De Dub)
  12. Wrapped Around Your Finger (Wrapped Around Your Dub) feat. Jazz'min
  13. Bring On The Night (Dub On The Night)

Release Details

LABEL : ECHO BEACH
DATE : May 30, 2008
FORMAT : CD / DIGITAL
CATALOGUE : Echo Beach CD067
(13 Tracks - 71 Minutes playtime)

Dubxanne - The Police in Dub

May 30, 2008

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In the late seventies, The Police were the biggest band in Britain; by the early eighties they ruled the globe as a three-headed, bleached-blond monster of rock. To be more precise, they pioneered an evolutionary shift in rock - sensitive and articulate, in touch with the feminine side, the new model band with a new man as a singer.

Surfing a new wave sound which valued intellectual cool and lightly sprinkled ethnic influences over the discredited rock'n'roll bluster of old. The first post-punk supergroup was born.

At the end of 1977, over the Christmas period, Stewart Copeland played Sting some of his reggae records. When Summers returned to Britain from his vacation in America, he found his band mates newly inspired by Jamaican sounds.

"There's is this terrible wrong-headed cliché that The Police were a white reggae band," protests Summers. "We weren't at all. A white reggae band would be UB40. The Police was The Police. We took elements out of reggae, principally the bassline and tempo, and used them creatively... and that was the point of departure." Indeed it was. Reggae rhythms finally shook The Police free from post-punk rock convention. They loosened up, lightened up, opened up. They were ready for take off. The rest of this story has become history - to date, 40 million people all over the world have bought a Police record...!

23 years later ... and everybody knows what's going on with The Police: they've reformed and went back out on tour. Another key event - also 23 years later - is the release of a project which has been simmering for quite some time now: The Police in Dub. Due for release in 2008 on ECHO BEACH. The first recordings for the Police In Dub sessions by DubXanne (backed by Okada) started in September 2006. To date Dubmatix has released 5 CDs and has been involved on 17 additional releases remixing and collaborating along with several compilations released across Europe, North America and Japan.

After exhaustive scrutiny of the Police back catalogue at EMI Music Publishing (which controls and manages the rights for Sting's songs) and lengthy negotiations with Sting's management team, final consent for the project was granted in March 2008. Now the world can sit back and look forward to dub versions of the biggest tunes by The Police :

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